Student Jobs / Trainees

18J022 Student Assistant Proposal f/m


Title: Market Studies on European Distribution System Operators

EIFER (Europäisches Institut für Energieforschung EDF-KIT EWIV) was established in 2001 as collaboration between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Électricité de France (EDF). Today EIFER has an international team of more than 100 researchers.

The group “Energy Transition, Markets & Environment” is currently looking for a student who is interested in working on load management and grid tariff trends in several European countries.

Position description
The objective of the position is a market monitoring and analysis of selected European countries regarding their structure of electricity supply. Based on a network study in Germany, grid fees evolution, load management and peak shaving options for distribution system operators (DSO) and transmission system operators (TSO) need to be identified and assessed.

The assigned tasks involve
- State-of-the-art review on electricity market data for selected European countries
- PESTLE assessment with a clear focus on economic and regulatory aspects
- Ideally a mapping and reporting on the development of the markets for the years 2017 and 2018 with a forecast/perspective until 2020

Required qualifications
- Student in Economic Sciences (micro-/macroeconomics, business studies or related)
- Good skills in MS Office
- Ideally skills in Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
- Languages: native German, good English, Dutch a plus

Conditions
- Duration: 3 months
- Start: as soon as possible
- Remuneration: 460€ - basis / hourly rate depending on the student´s education level
- Place of work: EIFER, Emmy-Noether-Str. 11, 76131 Karlsruhe

Contact
If you want to join a highly motivated research group, please forward your application including all relevant information (curriculum vitae, copies of testimonials etc.) to jobs@eifer.org. Please refer to the student-position-number 18J022.
For additional information concerning the work please contact Dr. Jeannette Sieber, Tel.: +49 721 6105 1370.

 


 

18J021 Internship Proposal f/m

Title: Energy modelling for eco-district planning
EIFER (European Institute for Energy Research) was established in 2001 as collaboration between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Electricité de France (EDF). Today EIFER has an international team of more than 100 researchers.

Internship description
The evolution of the energy system toward more decentralized technologies and control strategies requires the computation of optimization schemes, in particular at the urban district level.
The aim of this internship is to assess optimal investment and control strategies of decentralized technologies (heating network with storage, renewables integration, CHPs) on an eco-district under economical, technical and environmental objectives (CO2 emissions, renewable energy insertion, costs).
The student will be in charge of working and advancing an optimization model using state of the art energy model generators (TIMES-Markal model family) that encompasses a detailed technical and economic description of various technologies and their interactions.

The assigned tasks involve
- Scenario development & analysis
- Advancement of an existing urban district model
- Reporting/Documentation (taking into account your study requirements)

Required qualifications / skills / competences
The position is addressing students with a background in applied mathematics and/or computer sciences. Knowledge of the energy system and its economics is a plus.
- Good programming skills
- Skills in applied mathematics
- Good knowledge of English
- First experiences in mathematical optimization is nice-to-have
- Interests in energy economics and technologies

Conditions
- Duration: 6 months, linking the work to a Master Thesis is possible
- Start: as soon as possible
- Compensation: 450 € monthly
- Place of work: EIFER, Emmy-Noether-Str. 11, 76131 Karlsruhe

Contact
If you are interested in this work, please forward your application including all relevant information (curriculum vitae, copies of testimonials etc.) to jobs@eifer.org. _ Please refer to the offer number 18J021!
For additional information concerning the work, please contact Stephan Seidelt (seidelt@eifer.org).

 


 

18J020 STUDENT ASSISTANT PROPOSAL F/M


Title: Data analytics applications for Smart Cities combining machine learning methodology, spatial-temporal data and visualization

EIFER (Europäisches Institut für Energieforschung EDF-KIT EWIV) was established in 2001 as collaboration between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Électricité de France (EDF). Today EIFER has an international team of more than 100 researchers.

Description of the work
EIFER is currently building a smart city lab together with its stakeholders in France and UK, to perform research and develop quick prototypes on topics such as data analytics, complex system modelling and immersive visualization. Proposed offer is focused on data analytics activities, which develops prototypes, answering questions related to energy usage, traffic, quality of life etc.

The goal of this work is to evaluate available data in Karlsruhe and to develop a suitable prototype. Possible use cases are monitoring and prediction of values of interest (e.g. energy usage, air pollution, weather, etc.) or clustering and classification (e.g. spatial or time series). The student will work on the integration of data from different sources, testing use cases for state of the art machine learning algorithms and implementing a web-accessible dashboard.

Your tasks
- Evaluate data source of interest for the Karlsruhe city as potential regressors and regressands
- Review state of the art machine learning algorithms for Smart Cities with special focus on spatial and temporal data (Geo-analytics)
- Implement and test of appropriate methodologies on a use case
- Design and development of an web-based dashboard that can be used to visualize both the results and the properties of the geospatial regression model

Proposed tasks can also be accomplished within a Bachelor/Master thesis, with the supervision of Dr. Till Riedel of Chair for Pervasive Computing Systems / TECO at the KIT.

Required qualifications / skills / interests
- Student in Computer Science, Business Informatics, Geo-informatics, Techno-mathematics or related topics
- Programming experience (preferably in languages like Python and R)
- Knowledge of machine learning methodology and frameworks
- Previous experience or interest to learn:
° Handling data from different sources
° Spatial and temporal analysis
° Working with web frameworks (such as Dash, Flask, Shiny etc.)

Conditions
- Duration: 4/6 months, starting as soon as possible
- Working hours depending on student´s qualification
- Working place: EIFER, Emmy‐Noether‐Str. 11, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
- Remuneration: 460 € Basis, depending on the student´s qualification

Contact
If you want to join a highly motivated international research group, please forward your application including all relevant information (curriculum vitae and cover letter, in English or German) to jobs@eifer.org. Please refer to the offer number 18J020! For additional information concerning the work, please contact Dr. Syed Monjur Murshed (murshed@eifer.org) or Stephan Lehmler (lehmler@eifer.org) or Dr. Till Riedel (till.riedel@kit.edu).

 


 

18J012: Internship Proposal


Title: Analysis of compensation systems across the world

EIFER (European Institute for Energy Research) was established in 2001 as collaboration between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Electricité de France (EDF). Today EIFER has an international team consisting of more than 100 researchers. The environment team is currently looking for a student in the scope of a research project devoted to biodiversity.

The assigned tasks involve
- At the international scale, identification and analysis of ecological compensation systems considering for instance the ecological basis, regulatory requirements, level of maturity
- Special focus on specific cases (Germany, UK)
- Research questions (e. g. types of equivalence (like for like, out of kind, trading up)).

Required qualifications
- Student in ecology
- Knowledge of ecological compensation would be of value
- Native German speaker, fluent in English

Conditions
- Duration: 3 - 6 months, starting as soon as possible
- Working hours: 39.5 hours per week
- Place of work: EIFER, Emmy-Noether-Str. 11, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
- Monthly compensation of 450 €

Contact
If you want to join a highly motivated research group, please forward your application including all relevant information (curriculum vitae and cover letter, in German or English) to jobs@eifer.org.
Please refer to the offer-number 18J012! For additional information concerning the work please contact: Manon Pons: pons@eifer.org, Tel. +49 (0) 721/6105-1717.

 


 

18J004: Internship Proposal

Title: CAVI
EIFER (European Institute for Energy Research) was established in 2001 as collaboration between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Electricité de France (EDF). Today EIFER has an international team of more than 100 researchers.

A project on a platform development for urban planning exist since 2012 aiming to bring the expertise of EDF and EIFER to urban decision makers. This tool takes place in the early step of conception and design of neighbourhoods. The project is pending industrialization phase.

The internship will take place in an industrial context with industrial deliverables. The student will be integrated to the development team but should be as much as possible autonomously.

The EDF city platform project has a web 3D interface; a phase of ergonomics has been done bringing some evolution to the GUI.

The assigned tasks involve
- Complete the automatic unit tests of the interface
- Experiment some javascript framework and libraries
- Develop some proof on concept of functions
- Develop some part of the next version of the application based on the web services of the platform (Rest/json)

Required qualifications / skills / interests
- Fluent in English
- Framework of Graphical unit tests: Selenium or others.
- Experience on development of user interface.
- Knowledge of coding in javascript and libraries (amcharts, others).
- Ideally: web services rest / json.

The position is aiming at master students.

Conditions
- Duration: 5-6 months, starting as soon as possible
- Working hours: 39.5 hours per week
- Location: EIFER, Emmy-Noether-Str. 11, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
- Compensation: 450 € monthly

Contact
If you want to join a highly motivated research group, please forward your application including all relevant information (curriculum vitae and cover letter) to jobs@eifer.org. Please refer to the offer number 18J004! For additional information concerning the work please contact Mr. Blin: blin@eifer.org, Tel. +49 (0) 721/6105-1484

 


 

18J003: Internship Proposal


Title: EDF City platform - MODEV
EIFER (European Institute for Energy Research) was established in 2001 as collaboration between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Electricité de France (EDF). Today EIFER has an international team of more than 100 researchers.

A project on development of a platform for urban planning exist since 2012 aiming to bring the expertise of EDF and EIFER to urban decision makers. This tool takes place in the early step of conception and design of neighbourhoods. The project is pending industrialization phase.

This platform simulates issues that the city has to face based on homemade models. An entire dedicate process exist around these models from the need definition to deployment in production environment.

A specific tool, called MODEV, supports this process by gathering information and generating elements (called products) required in the next steps of the process. Particularly to MODEV define specifications of models, and generate a product to load caracteristics of the models in a database and generate some template of code for model developers. This tool is based on MDE (model driven Engineering)

The internship will take place in an industrial context with industrial deliverables. The trainee will be integrated to the development team but should be as much as possible autonomously.

The assigned tasks involve
- Different products of MODEV :
- .doc, .xls
- Python templates (based on existing ones)
- Use the modifications developed by the trainee on a real modeling project
- Update MODEV user interface
- Potentially : create a new product for the model coupling system – depending on the trainee´s skills

Required qualifications / skills / interests
- Fluent in English
- General knowledge on development and particularly on java and/or python
- Java POI , acceleo
- Ideally knowledge on MDE and Domain Specific Language (DSL)
- Ideally Obeo Eclipse Sirius
- Depending on trainee skills: Eclipse EMF/ Ecore

The position is aiming at master students.

Conditions
- Duration: 5-6 months, starting as soon as possible
- Working hours: 39.5 hours per week
- Location: EIFER, Emmy-Noether-Str. 11, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
- Compensation: 450 € monthly

Contact
If you want to join a highly motivated research group, please forward your application including all relevant information (curriculum vitae and cover letter) to jobs@eifer.org. Please refer to the offer number 18J003! For additional information concerning the work please contact Mr. Blin: blin@eifer.org, Tel. +49 (0) 721/6105-1484.

 


 

17J010 - Internship Proposal


Title: Data analysis of hydrogen refueling stations in demonstration projects

EIFER (European Institute for Energy Research) was established in 2001 as collaboration between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Electricité de France (EDF). Today, EIFER has an international team of more than 100 researchers.

One focus of EIFER’s activities is on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, from carbon free production via water electrolysis to different applications of hydrogen and fuel cells, including stationary production of electricity, industrial applications and hydrogen mobility. In particular, hydrogen used in fuel cell vehicles can enable to decarbonize the transport sector and reduce local pollution in cities.
There are already hydrogen refueling stations in Europe. However, there is still the need to demonstrate their ability to meet the requirements of the mass market, in terms of reliability, safety and efficiency as well as the economic viability of the business models proposed. In order to assess these criteria, EIFER is involved in several demonstration projects.

The hydrogen team of EIFER is currently looking for a student in the scope of demonstration projects on hydrogen refueling infrastructure.

The assigned tasks involve
- A literature review of the state-of-art
- Structuration of the field data available.
- Data treatment and analysis of the performances of the installation. The analysis will cover: the efficiency of the entire station as well as specific components, the analysis of the availability of the equipment, the analysis of the behavior of the users of the station.
- Development of programming tools enabling to perform automatised reports and analysis of the installations. These tools will be based on SQL and Matlab.
- Perform a technical-economic assessment of the installation
- Depending on the advancement of the previous tasks, the student may be involved in additional activities related to the demonstration project
- Writing a feedback report on the activities
- Contributions to writing deliverables of the project.

The assigned tasks may be performed in the framework of a master Thesis.
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Required qualifications / skills / interests
The position is aiming at students in mechanical/electrical engineering. The following skills are mandatory:
- strong knowledge in energy sciences, including thermodynamics
- fluent in English and either German or French
- previous experience in programming in at least one programming language (C++, Matlab, etc.)
- basic understanding of SQL data base & SQL programming would be of value but is not mandatory
- knowledge of hydrogen technologies would be of value but is not mandatory

Conditions
- Duration: 6 months, starting at soon as possible
- Location: EIFER, Emmy-Noether-Str. 11, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
- Working hours: 39.5 hours per week
- Monthly compensation: 450 €

Contact
If you want to join a highly motivated research group, please forward your application including all relevant information (curriculum vitae and cover letter, in French or English) to jobs@eifer.org.
- Please refer to the offer number 17J010!
For additional information concerning the work please contact: David Colomar, colomar@eifer.org, Tel. +49 (0) 721/6105-1719.

 


 

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